Moldova drives out Georgia’s de-facto leaders from its territory
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, September 9The Moldavian Government has expelled the delegations from de-facto Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and banned them from entering the country for ten years, the de-facto media outlets say.
As it has turned out the delegations from the regions that are recognized as independence states by Russia through the violation of all international norms, after the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, intended to hold some negotiations in Moldova.
“The Moldovan government, which has close links with Georgia, demonstrates a policy similar to that of Georgia,” says the so-called Abkhazian Foreign Ministry in a recently released statement.
The de facto body also released information about expulsion of so-called South Ossetian and Abkhazian delegations from Moldova.
"The Moldovan side violated the terms of an agreement and took provocative measures against the delegations of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
“As a result, the South Ossetian delegation led by the Foreign Minister and the Abkhazian delegation led by the Vice President were detained for several hours at the Chisinau International Airport.
“The Moldovan Security Service had been trying to exert psychological pressure on the members of delegations. As a result, the Abkhazian and South Ossetian delegations were expelled from Moldova and banned from entering the country for 10 years,” says the statement.
The delegations from the occupied territories of Georgia had been traveling to Moldova to attend the 25th anniversary of the so-called declaration of independence by Transnistria, though official Chisinau said that their visit contradicted Moldova’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The fact is a very vivid failure of the Russia’s continual effort to achieve the international recognition of Georgia’s historical lands as independent states.
Moldova’s action should be an example for other foreign states on how to react on the Georgian de-facto leaders attempts to reveal themselves as the heads of independent states.